If you like to zip from mob-to-mob and bash them in the face with a big hammer, this build is for you. No pet to manage, super simple rotation, good DPS, good mobility and excellent AUTOMATIC self healing. This is fun leveling or solo build for cleric in Starfall Prophecies zones.
At 65, you can set up the build and the masteries. Then just add the next legendary skill each time you level up.
Caution! Like all melee builds, Shaman is gear dependent. I strongly recommend running through the SFP story in Scattheran Forest ASAP for a starter set of gear with SFP stats.
NOTE! This is identical to the "shaman" preset, except for the masteries.
Level 61 - Soul Collector
Level 62 - Blessing of Penitence
Level 63 - Swift Judgment
Level 64 - Diversify
Level 65 - Punishing Strike
Level 66 - Faerie Healer (Druid). Automatic self heal. The legendary version of the skill means you no longer summon the faerie at all. Instead, you are healed -- a LOT -- passively as you fight.
Level 67 - Furious Assault. Buffs Glacial Stike, AoE damage, movement spped and air/water damage. Makes all the things better.
Level 68 - Bolt of Judgement (Inquisitor). Automatic bonus damage. Instead of casting the skill, Bolt of Judgement fires off automatically -- and quite frequently -- as you fight. It's a nice damange boost.
Level 69 - Icy Blow. Nice damange buff, especially for longer fights.
Level 70 - Deep Freeze. Nice damage buff, especially for tightly packed AoE fights.
Armor of Devotion
Glory of the Chosen
Vengeance of the Winter Storm
Heart of the Frozen Sea
Shaman gets the best DPS by alternating magic and physical attacks. A lot of my fights consists of 2 3 2 3 2 3 etc., since those are my keys with the macros for magic and physical attacks. It's quite easy -- see the Macros section below for the actual macros.
- To start the fight, tap the start macro 3 times from a distance. This buffs you and stuns your target (and other mobs standing next to it).
- Use the teleport macro to zoom to your target. Tap teleport a second time for some extra single target damage, if desired.
- Alternate between the magic and physical macros until your target is dead.
#show Deep Freeze
cast Shield of Oak
cast Rage of the North
cast Deep Freeze
#show Ride the Lightning
cast Ride the Lightning
cast Lightning Hammer
#show Frozen Wrath
cast Frozen Wrath
cast Glacial Strike
cast Icy Blow
cast Ekkehard's Grasp
#show Massive Blow
cast Massive Blow
cast Rush of Strength
cast Punishing Strike
cast Crushing Blow
cast Ekkehard's Grasp
There are a few other skills I keep on my bar for occasional use:
- Vex. Strong, instant DoT from Inquistor. It's good for pulling, or a bit more damage.
- Bitter Wind. Interrupt
- Windwalk. Dodge and +50% runspeed for 15s. It's a nice get away skill, although I often use it to run to the next harvesting node ;)
Shaman isn't a super strong AoE class, but it's decent. In AoE situations use the Vengeance of the Primal North buff, and alternate between the Shaman skills Avalanche (magic) and Strike of the Maelstrom (phys).
This solo/leveling build isn't the best possible DPS for Shaman, which can be a top-tier DPS build for raid content. A good place to start learning more about raiding with Shaman is http://forums.riftgame.com/game-discussions/rift-guides-strategies/class-guides/cleric-guides/489966-legendary-quick-shaman-guide.html.